My Best Films of 1983

Out of 289 films seen. All rated 8/10 or higher.
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1.
L'argent (1983)
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A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into... (85 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
2.
Unknown Chaplin (1983 Mini-Series)
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Using in part rare out-take footage, the film-making methods and techniques of Charles Chaplin are explored. (156 mins.)
 
3.
Sans Soleil (1983 Documentary)
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"He wrote me...." A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory... (104 mins.)
Director: Chris. Marker
 
4.
Nostalgia (1983)
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The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through... (125 mins.)
 
5.
The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
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In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family. (130 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
6.
Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story (1983)
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An author - a passive young man - enters the Soviet-controlled bureaucracy of Georgia attempting to get his novel published only to be neglected and compartmentalized at every turn. (97 mins.)
 
7.
First Name: Carmen (1983)
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Carmen is a member of a terrorist gang who falls in love with a young police officer guarding a bank that she and her cohorts try to rob... (85 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
8.
My Brother's Wedding (1983)
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A man who despises his upwardly mobile lawyer brother reluctantly agrees to be best man at his wedding. (115 mins.)
Director: Charles Burnett
 
9.
Slow Moves (1983)
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(93 mins.)
Director: Jon Jost
 
10.
Videodrome (1983)
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A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (87 mins.)
 
11.
The Terence Davies Trilogy (1983)
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Davies' film is divided into three segments entitled "Children", "Madonna and Child", and "Death and Transfiguartion"... (101 mins.)
Director: Terence Davies
 
12.
À nos amours (1983)
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Suzanne is sixteen and is having sex with many boys, just for fun, but did not manage to really love one of them... (95 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
 
13.
Bless Their Little Hearts (1983)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Billy Woodberry
 
14.
And the Ship Sails On (1983)
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In 1914, a luxury ship leaves Italy in order to scatter the ashes of a famous opera singer. A lovable bumbling journalist chronicles the voyage and meets the singer's many eccentric friends and admirers. (132 mins.)
 
15.
Les années 80 (1983 Documentary)
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This is a making of a musical, with Chantal Ackerman behind and in front of the camera.It is mostly a collection of clips, talks, directions, lectures..... with the camera capturing the whole adventure. (82 mins.)
Director: Chantal Akerman
 
16.
City of Pirates (1983)
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A surreal odyssey in which a melancholic maidservant crosses paths with a homicidal little boy, travels to a tiny island of pirates and encounters a man with multiple personalities. (111 mins.)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
 
17.
Star 80 (1983)
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A successful young model finds trouble when her obsessive manager-turned-husband becomes dangerously jealous. Based on the true story of 1980 Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten. (103 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
 
18.
Sugar Cane Alley (1983)
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Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living... (103 mins.)
Director: Euzhan Palcy
 
19.
Silkwood (1983)
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A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
20.
La belle captive (1983)
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Walter is told by his boss, Sara, to deliver an urgent letter to Henri de Corinthe. On the way he finds... (90 mins.)
 
21.
Faunovo velmi pozdní odpoledne (1983)
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This film was made as a kind of a "protest-song" against the panic fear of getting old and also against flirtation... (99 mins.)
Director: Vera Chytilová
 
22.
Betrayal (1983)
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Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering... (95 mins.)
 
23.
Danton (1983)
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Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety... (136 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
24.
Seventeen (1983 Documentary)
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In their final year at Muncie's Southside High School, a group of seniors hurtles toward maturity with a combination of joy... (120 mins.)
 
25.
The 4th Man (1983)
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A man who has been having visions of an impending danger begins an affair with a woman who may lead him to his doom. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
26.
The Sandwich Man (1983)
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Three vignettes from three different directors that tell stories of ordinary people during Taiwan's Cold War period. (105 mins.)
 
27.
Adj király katonát (1983)
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(113 mins.)
Director: Pál Erdöss
 
28.
A Brutal Game (1983)
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A strict father imposes impossible guidelines on his disabled daughter which reflect his secret, tortured life. (90 mins.)
 
29.
El Norte (1983)
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Peasants escaping mindless labor and a murderous Guatemalan government head to America in hopes for something better. (141 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
 
30.
Carmen (1983)
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A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio... (102 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
31.
That Day, on the Beach (1983)
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Two friends who haven't seen each other for thirteen years reunite. One is a successful concert pianist just back from a European tour and the other has just started a new business. (166 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
 
32.
In the White City (1983)
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A Swiss sailor jumps ship in Lisbon, tired of the noisy engine room, the ship "a floating factory of crazy people." He rents a room and does little... (108 mins.)
Director: Alain Tanner
 
33.
The Lost Requiem (1983 Documentary)
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Director: Khosrow Sinai
 
34.
El Sur (1983)
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The movie tells a melancholic story of a little girl who is living in a city in the north of Spain.... (95 mins.)
Director: Víctor Erice
 
35.
Entre Nous (1983)
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In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile... (110 mins.)
Director: Diane Kurys
 
36.
Kutya éji dala (1983)
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A priest arrives in a village and give advice and comfort to different people. He meets a wheelchair-bound former representative of the Communist party, a woman who is dying of tuberculosis and an astronomer who sings in a punk band. (150 mins.)
Director: Gábor Bódy
 
37.
Pauline at the Beach (1983)
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Marion is about to divorce from her husband and takes her 15-year-old niece Pauline on a vacation to Granville. She meets an old love... (94 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
38.
The Gold Diggers (1983)
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An avant-garde exploration of a woman's life. (89 mins.)
Director: Sally Potter
 
39.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
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Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
40.
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
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Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance. (84 mins.)
Director: Robert Hiltzik